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Axle bush failure

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05 Apr 2021 @ 21:09:00 pm
lekkerbydiesee
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I'm not sure if my terminology is correct, but the arms onto which my wheels are mount are fitted into the axle with rubber bushes. How does one know if those rubber bushes have collapsed(weak)? My caravan is a '93 sprite swift. 

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5 days ago @ 07:18:24 am
Leon
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Basically the ride height of the caravan is lower if these rub axles have "failed".

You can try to compare old photos of the van with that of those taken later.  Look at the depth the wheel goes into the wheel well.

To repair you can either buy a new axle or ALKO can assist to recon the old one.  I would advise while you are busy with this make sure the  axle weight, GVM and Tara is what it should be by taking the van to a weigh bridge.

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5 days ago @ 09:14:58 am
lekkerbydiesee
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Thank you, I will contact alko. 

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5 days ago @ 09:36:54 am
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I'm not sure if my terminology is correct, but the arms onto which my wheels are mount are fitted into the axle with rubber bushes. How does one know if those rubber bushes have collapsed(weak)? My caravan is a '93 sprite swift. 

If you jack your van up look at the travel on the axle's, once in the air move the wheel up and down, if it is easy you know that the rubber in the axle is on its end of life.

 

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5 days ago @ 09:39:42 am
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just ensure you have a trestille under the axle and not the swing part

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5 days ago @ 20:58:08 pm
lekkerbydiesee
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Hi Swanie, what is a tresstille? 

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3 days ago @ 16:44:25 pm
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Hi Swanie, what is a tresstille? 

A trestle or stand.

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